Thursday, January 18, 2007


Bonnaroo line-up rumors seem to be a hot topic these days. I usually wouldn't post something from a message board, but saw this over on The Hold Steady's message boards and just thought it was an interesting line-up - please keep in mind the source though.....

Sources close to the Manchester Times have recieved confirmation that The Police, Bob Dylan, and Pearl Jam have been confirmed to headline the 2007 Bonnaroo Music Festival. The lineup also includes Tom Waits, Willie Nelson, Umphrey's McGee, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, The Black Crowes, Ryan Adams, My Morning Jacket, Arcade Fire, Keller Williams Band, Hot Chip, America, TV on the Radio, Fountains of Wayne, Modest Mouse, Les Claypool, The Shins, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Toots and the Maytals, The Roots, The Decemberists, Of Montreal, Cat Power, Ozomatli, Perpetual Groove, Band of Horses, John Butler Trio, Nickel Creek, Medeski Martin and Wood, Lily Allen, Neko Case, Keiren Hedben (Four Tet) & Steve Reid, The Hold Steady, Earl Scuggs, Charlie Louvin, Man Man, Grizzly Bear, Konono #1, The Slip, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Uncle Earl, Annuals, Beirut, M. Ward, Cold War Kids, and Girl Talk. Superfly Productions plans to officially announce the lineup on January 31st.

My guess is a fair amount of these will actually be in Manchester this year. But as for their headliner guess - The Police reunion isn't even confirmed and doubt this would be a stop on their tour. Bob Dylan played a few years ago and wasn't a headliner - so what would make him one this year? Out of the three Pearl Jam seems to be the one that's getting the most truth attached to it. Mostly likely this is just someone's wish list, but I guess we'll have to sit tight and see.


The Joe said...

dylan would headline because his album topped the charts for the first time in years. plus who knows how long he'll be able to do this stuff.

solid line-up so far. thankfully it squashes the rumors that MTV had bought the rights to bonnaroo, thus turning into a black eyed peas bonanza.

The Joe said...

plus i wouldn't be surprised if dinosaur jr, ween, the stooges, or wilco would be tapped since dinosaur jr is regrouping, and ween, stooges, and wilco are all supposedly gearing up for new albums too.